TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT DRIVE-THROUGHS TONIGHT

Should drive-through services be allowed in the City of Twentynine Palms? That’s the subject of a public hearing on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Also on the agenda: the discussion of a new wireless master plan and marketing program to serve the city as well as a

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Road work will disrupt some Twentynine Palms traffic today. Siesta Drive, from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms, will be closed today, Tuesday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a street overlay. Motorists should use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL KILLED IN TRUCK ACCIDENT NEAR TEMECULA

A 15-year-old Twentynine Palms girl was killed and four others were injured in a rollover crash Friday near Temecula. The California Highway Patrol said 40-year-old Nicole Rachel was driving a Ford F450 pickup truck southbound on Interstate 15 just south of Temecula about 8:00 a.m. when the truck hydroplaned in

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN INVOLVED IN FATAL 29 PALMS MOTEL 6 INCIDENT LAST WEEK DIES

The woman involved in an exchange of gunfire with deputies that resulted in a man being killed last Tuesday has died in a Palm Springs hospital. According to Riverside County Coroner’s Sergeant Brent Sechrist, Tani Garcia, 39, of Yucca valley died at 1:55 Sunday morning in the emergency room at

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS CONSIDER COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA ROAD FEES TOMORROW

When county supervisors meet tomorrow, Robert Lovingood will be sitting in the chairman’s seat. Lovingood replaced James Ramos in a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect during Tuesday’s 10 a.m. meeting… Among the many items on tomorrow’s agenda when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino, the

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MAJOR EXPANSION PLANNED FOR TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Some major expansion is planned for the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, which will note its third anniversary April 1. At a tourism marketing meeting hosted by the City of Twentynine Palms Thursday morning, casino general manager Tom Sedlock first reported that the Casino was enjoying continuous growth and

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY FEBRUARY 3-11

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin the first week of February for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says there is still time to register… One of the major off-road events in the country,

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RED CROSS HAS DIRE NEED FOR BLOOD, DRIVE ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE TODAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since December 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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BLOOD DRIVE ON BASE MONDAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB SEEKS RUMMAGE DONATIONS

The Santa Fe Social Club is accepting donations for its rummage sale next month. Residents are encouraged to donate furniture, books, toys, household items and other treasures for the two-day sale, set for February 9 and 10. The sale will raise money for the club’s programs, social activities, and items

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CMC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MUSD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for its CMC Alumni Scholarships for students who attend high school in the Morongo Unified School District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to apply is coming up fast…

One student from each of the three local Morongo Unified School District

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HAM RADIO OPERATOR TEST SATURDAY

Are you interested in becoming a ham radio operator? The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will have a test session on Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher of the Desert Catholic Church, 61261 Sunburst Drive in Joshua Tree. MARC will test for all license classes. The

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MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration at the Jelly Donut in Yucca Valley, on the corner of Acoma and 29

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COPY

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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RADIO-THON TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR IS TODAY

The Z107.7 Send Our Kids to Orlando radiothon for the Twentynine Palms High School Select choir is today from noon until 5 p.m. The choir has been invited by Choirs of America to attend an educational workshop in Orlando April 19 to 23. However, in order to attend, the students

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APPLY NOW FOR CMC GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Roy Greenleaf, Jr. built his legacy by leaving his entire estate to the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Each spring, the Foundation chooses a local high school student to receive a scholarship that pays tuition fees, books, and living expenses. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The Copper Mountain College Foundation invites

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REGISTER TODAY FOR MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration today, January 21, at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AND POSSESSION OF LOADED FIREARMS IN VEHICLE

A San Bernardino woman was arrested early Friday morning after she attempted to drive onto the Marine base in Twentynine Palms while intoxicated and with two loaded handguns. According to a Sheriff’s report, Denise Hallowood, 35, drove up to the main gate of the Combat Center base about 1:30 a.m.

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MAN KILLED AFTER EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL IDENTIFIED

The coroner has now identified the Yucca Valley man killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel after an exchange of gunfire with two deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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